Best Farmers Markets In Every State

Shop your state’s farmers markets and support local businesses and invest in your health in the process.

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Updated June 20, 2024
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Stopping by your local farmers market is a great way to stay healthy and keep the pantry stocked. 

With prime market season officially underway, we figured we’d round up some of the most popular in the country — in case you want to step up your travel game and pop by one in your home state or during a summer road trip.

These are some of the highest-rated farmers markets in each state.

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Alabama: Pepper Place Saturday Market (Birmingham)

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For more than 20 years, Pepper Place has gathered top local vendors for a Saturday morning farmers market, from 7 a.m. to noon, throughout the year. The vendors really run the gamut — from local farm stands to bakeries to soap and candle makers and glass art.

Alaska: Anchorage Market & Festival (Anchorage)

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Anchorage Market, located downtown, is held every year from May through early September. Hundreds of vendors come out through the season, selling everything from fresh produce to art and photography to souvenirs perfect for anyone passing through the city.

Arizona: Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market (Scottsdale)

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Visitors to Old Town Scottsdale’s Farmers Market can expect to find a variety of products, flowers, meats, seasonal produce, and more from local growers. The much-loved market is open every Saturday through fall and winter, as well as May and June (though it opens earlier, likely due to Arizona heat).

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Arkansas: Little Rock Farmers Market (Little Rock)

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For 50 years, the Little Rock Farmers Market has been a staple in the area. It brings out vendors with the best of local produce, prepared foods, and arts and crafts and is open every Saturday from early May through Labor Day at the pavilions overlooking Riverfront Park.

California: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (San Francisco)

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The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is held three days a week — Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus a larger market that stretches out in front of the building on Saturdays. It’s one of the more popular farmers markets in the country and offers the best of fresh California produce and goods.

Colorado: Boulder Farmers Market (Boulder)

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The Boulder Farmers Market is held on Saturdays from April through November and Wednesdays from May through early October and has been a much-loved institution for more than 30 years. Expect everything from local honey to Colorado peaches and ready-to-eat vegan foods.

Connecticut: Coventry Farmers Market (Coventry)

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Coventry Farmers Market is open every Sunday from June through October and in addition to having excellent Connecticut grown and made products, each week also has a theme. Some 2024 themes include Wellness Market, Farm to Table, and Sweet Treats.

Delaware: Historic Lewes Farmers Market (Lewes)

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Historic Lewes has three different markets — the Saturday Summer Market (May through September), Wednesday Market (June through September), and Saturday Fall Market (October and November). No matter which you pick, expect to find an excellent array of vendors — from ice cream trucks to local farmers to kombucha brewers.

Florida: Winter Park Farmers Market (Winter Park)

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A top produce and plant market in central Florida not far from Orlando, Winter Park’s market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market has an array of top local vendors selling everything from handmade candles to hot sauce to detox juices.

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Georgia: Peachtree Road Farmers Market (Atlanta)

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Peachtree Road Farmers Market is open Saturday mornings from March through mid-December and specializes in naturally grown, organic produce and local, sustainable prepared foods. Visitors can find everything from seafood and gourmet mushrooms to specialty olive oils.

Hawaii: KCC Farmers Market (Honolulu)

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KCC Farmers Market is held on Saturday mornings in the parking lot at Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu. It is one of the island’s most loved markets, offering everything from local honey to Hawaiian-style chili to mochi.

Idaho: Capital City Public Market (Boise)

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For 30 years, the Capital City Public Market has been a downtown Boise staple. It runs from April through late December and features an array of local produce, handmade crafts, home decor, wine, and more.

Illinois: Green City Market (Chicago)

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Green City hosts markets year-round throughout Chicago, though the most popular one is probably the Lincoln Park market, held on Saturdays from April to November. Expect a huge gathering of local vendors selling everything from pies to challah to green juice.

Indiana: Broad Ripple Farmers Market (Indianapolis)

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The Broad Ripple Summer Farmers Market is held on Saturday mornings from May through October. The summer market is packed with local vendors selling everything from oils and spices to baked goods to flowers and bouquets.

Iowa: Downtown Farmers Market (Des Moines)

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Des Moines’s Downtown Farmers Market focuses on showcasing vendors from around the state of Iowa and is a great spot to pick up fresh produce, eggs, meat, and more. It’s held on Saturday mornings from early May to the end of October.

Kansas: Old Town Farm & Art Market (Wichita)

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Every Saturday from April up until the week of Christmas, the Old Town Farm & Art Market is held in Wichita. Each week they offer an array of excellent local vendors, from artisanal baked goods and fresh tortillas to handmade jewelry, pottery, and more.

Kentucky: Lexington Farmers Market (Lexington)

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Lexington’s Farmers Market is held at locations throughout the city each week. The Saturday market, located downtown in Tandy Centennial Park, is open year-round and is packed with farm stands, sweet handmade treats, fresh coffee roasters, and more.

Louisiana: Crescent City Farmers Market (New Orleans)

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Crescent City Farmers Markets are held Uptown on Tuesdays, in Mid-City on Thursdays, and in City Park on Sundays. The Big Easy market’s vendors are a sight to behold, with plenty of local farm stands, incredible seafood, locally made wines, and more.

Maine: Portland Farmers Market (Portland)

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Portland’s outdoor farmers market is held in Deering Oaks Park from April through late November on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Guests can find plenty of healthy produce and prepared foods — and even sample some top-notch Maine seafood.

Maryland: Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar (Baltimore)

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Maryland’s largest farmers market is held in Baltimore on Sundays from April through late December. Vendors sell an array of excellent locally sourced foods — from fresh produce to artisanal meats — plus handmade crafts, clothing, artwork, and more.

Massachusetts: Copley Square Farmers Market (Boston)

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The Copley Square Farmers Market is held Tuesdays and Fridays from May through late December. As Boston’s biggest market, it features more than three dozen farmers and food producers from around the state, offering an array of produce, baked goods, ready-to-eat meals, and more.

Michigan: Eastern Market (Detroit)

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Eastern Market holds a Saturday market year-round and adds Sundays and Tuesdays to the bill in the summer. The Saturday market, perhaps the most popular, is packed with hundreds of vendors selling fresh produce, delicious meats, flowers, crafts, and more.

Minnesota: Minneapolis Farmers Market (Minneapolis)

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The Minneapolis Farmers Markets runs Wednesday through Sunday from May through Halloween and is packed with a huge array of local vendors that vary from day to day. Visitors can enjoy dozens of farm stands, prepared foods, fresh breads, local cheeses, and more.

Mississippi: Mississippi Farmers Market (Jackson)

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From the works of local crafters and artisans to cooking demonstrations, local produce, and a cafe with breakfast and lunch, there’s plenty to do at Mississippi Farmers Market. The market is held near the Fairgrounds in Jackson on Thursday and Saturday mornings.

Missouri: City Market (Kansas City)

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Kansas City’s market is held on Saturdays and Sundays from March through December and Saturdays only in January and February. The vendors vary from week to week, but whether you’re looking for excellent fresh produce, baked goods, or work from local artists, the market will likely have you covered.

Montana: Clark Fork River Market (Missoula)

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This Missoula market is the place to be on Saturday mornings from May through October. Streets are packed full of vendors on market days, and visitors can peruse local produce, nursery plants, flowers, seafood, baked goods, and beyond.

Nebraska: Omaha Farmers Market (Omaha)

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Omaha Farmers Market holds two weekly events: the Old Market on Saturdays and the Aksarben Village Market on Sundays. Both are held from May through early October and feature an array of vendors selling everything from fresh baked goods to empanadas to jerky.

Nevada: Downtown Summerlin Farmers Market (Las Vegas)

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Each Saturday, this Las Vegas farmers market is held in the Pavilion at Downtown Summerlin and features an array of local foods — from fresh berries, citrus fruits, and veggies to breads and cakes to fresh-cut flowers.

New Hampshire: Portsmouth Farmers Market (Portsmouth)

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Held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, Portsmouth Farmers Market, located in the City Hall parking lot, makes for an excellent weekend excursion. Vendors sell a variety of farm goods, delicious, prepared foods, and crafts.

New Jersey: Trenton Farmers Market (Lawrence Township)

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The Trenton Farmers Market is open from Wednesday through Sunday and offers a range of locally made food — from Jersey fresh fruits and veggies to smoked meats and artisan cheeses — as well as handcrafted soaps, jewelry, and essential oils.

New Mexico: Santa Fe Farmers Market (Santa Fe)

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Santa Fe’s market is open on Saturdays year-round and on Tuesdays from May through December. All products sold are locally grown or created, so all the produce and most of the ingredients used in prepared foods come right from the northern New Mexico area.

New York: Union Square Greenmarket (New York City)

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The Union Square Greenmarket is open year-round on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday and offers an array of seasonal produce and goods — from fresh fruit and veggies to farmstead cheeses to homemade bread and local wines and ciders.

North Carolina: Carrboro Farmers Market (Carrboro)

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The Saturday Carrboro market is open year-round (though hours vary seasonally), and they also have a Wednesday market from April through mid-November. Produce from local farm stands and orchards to fresh pasta and doughnuts, the markets have something for everyone.

North Dakota: Red River Market (Fargo)

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Red River hosts summer/fall markets from July through the end of October at Broadway Square. The Fargo market offers the best of local produce and goods — from fresh mushrooms to organic beef to pies, cookies, breads, and much more.

Ohio: North Union Farmers Market at Shaker Square (Cleveland)

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North Union Farmers Markets operates several events throughout the Cleveland area — and the Shaker Square market, held on Saturday mornings from April through late December, is one of their more popular, known for stocking plenty of fresh produce, meats, and baked goods.

Oklahoma: Tulsa Farmers Market (Tulsa)

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Since its start in the late ‘90s, Tulsa Farmers Market has grown to include more than 100 vendors selling everything from artisan crafts to Oklahoma-grown fruits and veggies to sustainably sourced meats. The market is held on Saturday mornings from 7 to 11 a.m.

Oregon: Portland Farmers Market at PSU (Portland)

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The farmers market on the campus of Portland State University is held year-round on Saturdays. Guests can browse around 100 vendor booths selling some of Oregon’s best homegrown goods, from fresh seafood to excellent local coffee to artisan cheese.

Pennsylvania: Reading Terminal Market (Philadelphia)

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Visitors come from far and wide to check out Philly’s Reading Terminal Market. It may be more of a public market than a standard gathering of farm stands — but there’s plenty of fresh local produce to browse as well as baked goods, Philly favorites (like cheesesteaks), seafood, and more.

Rhode Island: Hope Street Farmers Market (Providence)

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Held Saturdays from May through late October, the Hope Street Farmers Market is a much-loved Providence staple. Visitors can browse through dozens of top local vendors selling fresh produce, sweet treats, fresh kombucha, baked goods for your furry friends, and more.

South Carolina: Charleston Farmers Market (Charleston)

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Charleston Farmers Market is located in Marion Square and held each Saturday from April through the end of November. They also have weekend holiday markets in December. Visitors love the fresh, seasonal produce and the array of crafts, from jewelry to handmade soaps.

South Dakota: Falls Park Farmers Market (Sioux Falls)

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The Falls Park Farmers Market is held on Saturday mornings from May through October. Conveniently located near downtown Sioux Falls, the market is packed with fresh produce, flowers, and meats, as well as baked goods, prepared foods, natural soaps, and beyond.

Tennessee: Nashville Farmers Market (Nashville)

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Nashville Farmers Market is open year-round and conveniently located downtown. The space is packed with goods from local farmers, artisans, and small businesses — and they also operate a summer market on Thursdays from June to October on the Vanderbilt Medical Center Campus.

Texas: Dallas Farmers Market at The Shed (Dallas)

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Every weekend throughout the year, visitors can find an excellent array of local produce as well as free-range meats, fresh eggs, and homemade pantry staples. Visitors can also find plenty of arts and crafts at The Shed, Dallas Farmers Market’s open-air pavilion.

Utah: Downtown Farmers Market (Salt Lake City)

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Salt Lake City’s Downtown Farmers Market is held on Saturdays from June through mid-October in Pioneer Park. It’s been a staple in the area for more than 30 years and features the best of local fruits and veggies, grass-fed meats, baked goods, sauces/spreads, and more.

Vermont: Burlington Farmers Market (Burlington)

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Locals and tourists alike flock to the Burlington Farmers Market, held in the South End from May through late October. The market is packed with the best of what’s in season, from cookies and cakes to fresh seafood and meats to all-natural vinegars.

Virginia: Arlington Farmers Market (Arlington)

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Every Saturday morning, Arlington Market offers the best of local produce, prepared foods, and baked goods. Located in the courthouse parking lot, visitors can find everything from fresh goat cheese to homemade kimchi to delicious cakes and donuts at the market.

Washington: Pike Place Market (Seattle)

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Pike Place Market is a well-known destination for anyone visiting Seattle. With a huge number of local farmers, craftspeople, winemakers, and more, on the grounds every day, it’s extremely easy to spend a few hours at the lively downtown market for locals and visitors alike.

West Virginia: Capitol Market (Charleston)

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Open daily in the heart of Charleston, Capitol Market packs in an eclectic mix of fresh, local produce, an array of restaurants offering everything from fine dining to quick sandwiches, locally made crafts, artisan chocolates, coffee, wine and cheese, and much more.

Wisconsin: Dane County Farmers Market (Madison)

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The Dane County Farmers Market, held on Saturdays and Wednesdays from April to early November, is a Madison tradition. Visitors can expect a huge variety of Wisconsin grown or produced veggies, meats, cheeses, flowers, and more across more than 200 vendors.

Wyoming: Jackson Hole Farmers Market (Jackson)

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On Saturday mornings from the end of June through the end of September, visitors and locals alike can enjoy the market event Saturdays on the Town Square. The events showcase local bakers, butchers, farmers, and creators, and you can groove to some live music while you explore the vendors.

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Fortunately, farmers markets have exploded in popularity across the U.S. — and the summer is a great time to explore the great bounty the country has to offer, whether you stay in your own state or travel to or through a few others. 

And who knows, maybe you can even start your own booth to add a little extra cash to your wallet.

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